Paula began her fitness career in 2011 as a Zumba and Zumba Toning Instructor. Her lifelong dance background and inspiration to help individuals reach their goals, drove her fitness career forward with specialized certifications in Ballet Fitness, as well as Indoor Cycling and Kickboxing. After dedicating the past ten years to middle and elementary education, she is now a full-time mother to daughter, Bianca, and children’s books author. She loves the energy her fitness classes bring to the lives of others and believes in motivating and building confidence through movement. She is super excited to be a part of the Synergy Fitness Family !
Lisa has been into fitness for years and has received her Barre certification through the Barre Intensity program. Barre has become her passion since the first class she ever took. She became so enthusiastic about it that she went on to get her certification.
Lisa is a high school teacher by day and a fitness instructor by night. Her goal as both a teacher and a fitness instructor is to motivate students and clients to reach their goals at whatever level they may be.
Different things drive us to do what we do. Lisa's philosophy is simple, "If you really want to do something you will find a way. If you don't, you'll find an excuse."
Theresa Del Vecchio
Theresa fell in love with fitness when she realized how little training and dedication could go a long way. Theresa was certified by AFAA and has been working in the industry for over 15 years. She specializes in teaching mat Pilates as well as a wide variety of other classes. From the moment she experienced her first barre class she knew it would be her next venture. Theresa loves the energy and results that each and every class brings. As a full time elementary school teacher she is there for her clients every step of the way from motivation to modifications and to celebrate each individuals achievements. Theresa is thrilled to be a part of the Synergy Family!
Tara has been in the fitness industry since 2000. She began her career while she was a freshman in college and has been ever since.
Tara has been trained in many formats that include cardio kickboxing, BOSU, TRX, Barre, Spin, and is a 200-RYT Yoga teacher. Her love for barre began four years ago and she has been teaching it ever since with a certification from Total Barre.
Tara holds a B.S. in Health Education from Montclair State University and a M.S. in Nutrition from the College of St. Elizabeth. She is a full-time health education teacher at Newark Academy in Livingston, a devoted mom of 3 and wife. Join Tara for an intense yet fun Barre experience!
Stephanie Garafola is certified in both Yoga (200 RYT) & Barre from Tula Yoga in Aberdeen, NJ. She has been teaching for over 2 years and practicing yoga since 2011. She decided to get her certifications when her dad became ill with Huntington's disease in order to help him with movements very similar to those of Parkinson's. Stephanie is also a certified health coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. During the day when she's not teaching, Stephanie is a fragrance chemist in NYC with a Bachelor's of Science in Chemistry from Brooklyn College. Stephanie has a passion for nutrition, science, staying fit, and staying positive. Her bright personality will be sure to add a little sunshine to even the cloudiest of days.
Is a classical ballet trained barre instructor. Since starting dance at the age of 3, she has continued ballet throughout her adult life. From an early age teaching has always been her passion, so the transition from classroom to studio seemed perfect. She has an energetic yet light-hearted approach to her teaching and wishes to share that with everyone she meets. Renee’s goal as a teacher is to empower her students to find strength, joy, and happiness within their own practice. She likes to make her barre routines fun, yet addicting.
Renee enjoys working with a variety of fitness levels, while helping others achieve their fitness goals. Her hope is you leave every session feeling like a healthier version of your fabulous self. Renee's workouts will push you to find your inner strength and mental determination, test your limits and challenge you to overcome fitness plateaus. Hard work is what it takes, a good laugh makes it fun and results make it worth it!!
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